The queen Parmigiana: the original Aubergine based recipe

parmigiana_1An easy and delicious recipe of Aubergine-based Parmigiana,  a popular Italian dish to serve on your dinner table. Well-known also as a rosticceria food, you can easily buy a bite in many Italian little shops of delicacy in UK and in USA, but the best is to make it yourself! How? Give it a go with this recipe and let us know how it was.

The queen Parmigiana: the original Aubergine based recipe
Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6-8
  • Aubergine - 2
  • Tomato sauce - 3 cups
  • Parmesan – 3 tablespoons, grated
  • Part skim ricotta cheese – 1 ½ cup
  • Egg – 1, beaten
  • Fresh parsley - ½ cup, chopped
  • Fresh mozzarella - 3, diced
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil - as required
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and cut the aubergines into half an inch rounds.
  2. Sprinkle salt over it and transfer it into a colander for 30 minutes. then, lay the aubergine on a paper towel to let the excess moisture be absorbed.
  3. Pat them dry and lay them on a baking sheet which has been already prepared with a little bit of cooking oil.
  4. Season the aubergines chuncks with salt, freshly ground pepper and garlic cloves. Flip them and season it in a similar manner.
  5. Bake them in the oven for 20 minutes, until they are golden.
  6. In a bowl, put the ricotta cheese, add beaten egg, freshly chopped parsley, salt and freshly ground pepper.
  7. In the baking dish, spread the tomato sauce, lay the first aubergine row over it . 8. Take the ricotta cheese mixture and spread over the top of the row a bit. Finish with a tablespoon of parmesan cheese.
  8. Prepare the same layers of tomato sauce, egg plant, ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese. After 3 layers, top it all with diced mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake it in the oven for 30 minutes.
  10. Serve after 15-20 minutes of cooling.

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